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Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast/Summary, Episode 23

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September 16, 2008 - Welcome to the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. Each week your IGN Nintendo Team – made up of Matt Casamassina, Mark Bozon, Craig Harris, and Daemon Hatfield get together to talk about all things Nintendo.

This week's topics include three exclusive interviews. We've got Vicarious Visions talking about the Wii version of Guitar Hero World Tour. Gearbox chats about Samba de Amigo. And BioWare has something to say about Sonic Chronicles. Of course, we talk about other games, including the new Suikoden DS and Strong Bad Ep. 2.


Download.

Thanks to Doomed1 for the summary:

Main Podcast Summary

pre-podcast
-Matt still out

Force Unleashed (Wii)
-Wii did better
-gameplay and combat better on Wii, though more fun with physics in HD version
-DS review tomorrow
-Bozon once wanted to punch Lucas in the face

WiiWare games
-new Strongbad episode
--slightly better
--8.2
--not-Homestar fans will be lost
--would like Strongbad to be a regular character
-Popouri
--kind of like a super puzzle fighter
--more fogiving than SPF
--weird mechanics, never explained
--sluggish, pointer based, no combo system
--an idea that was never really fleshed out
--however, it looks and sounds good
--groov'n blocks was good though. no similar at all
--Helix also sucks

Samba de Amigo
-Good, all the same charge, great soundtrack, CONTROLS NOT ALL THE WAY THERE
-positions get confused with the positions
-easy is fine, but the Hard difficulty can't keep up
-non-gamer friends will LOVE it.
-Samba fans might be disappointed.

Armature Studios
-talk about EA deal
-talk about how Armature is excited about having no platform restrictions
-Atari 2600 games down the line? MAYBE!

Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii)
-freak'n sweet
-basically the same thing as the HD versions, short visuals
-doesn't really look that bad on it's own.
-Daemon looking to get the 360 version for RB cross compatibility, still pretty sweet.
-Always online. download songs strait to the game
-Vicarious Visions is getting more out of the tech - putting in the effort
-GH:WT one to get on the Wii. best music game Bozon has ever played
-sliding notes, bunch of other cool stuff
-Mii Freestyle - play whatever you want to a theme and play over it
-sort of like electroplankton + Wii Music. exlusive to Wii
-sound studio functions still there
-air-drum set
-Harder. alot harder.
-Bozon hadn't picked up RB2. feels more of the same.

Iga interview
-sorta cool watching him play on the giant capture unit (updated one incoming!)
-interview should still be up on the DS page

Suidoken Tierkreis (DS)
-Bozon blown away
-Soma Bringer level model detail
-really nice looking
-very polished
-Random Battles (cue groans)
-auto battle system

Metal Slug 7
-basically Metal Slug on the DS
-looks scaled down to the DS
-almost no polish in downscaling either
-touchpad basically worthless except for hostages

BlueDragon Plus
-either a big deal or marketed as a big deal
-March 09

Line Rider 2: Unbound (DS)
-had to put gameplay in order to make LineRider into a game
-sort of hurt the overall idea
-good community tools
-could have been tighter

Quest Trio
-great puzzle game pack
-worth the cash

C.O.R.E. DS
-tomorrow

Wii games this week and next
-Zoo Hospital - horray euthanasia
-Rebel Raiders - apparently it sucks. worse than Heatseaker
-Igor - licenses ahoy!
-Littlest Pet Shop - not to be confused with the Hasbro toy line, or is it?
-De Blob - Somethind decent! review thursday or friday
-Wario Land Shake It! - Aussies say awesomesauce
-Sim City Creator - terrorize your city because you can!
-Twin Strike: Operation Thunder - so that's where Thunder Girl went after Kablaam!
-Lego Batman - Why so destructable?
-Samba de Amigo - maracca shaking fun!
-Pitfall: The Great Adventure - GCN port of a crap game on Wii. something tells me this is going to be a pitfall of a title /rimshot
-Margo's Word Brain - you know, a brain, made of WORDS.
-Brother's in Arms: Double Time - apparently it IS real
-Lost in Blue: Shiprecked - look, ANOTHER easy to pun name
-Cabella's Dangerous Hunts - Guns and testosterone, this time directed agains animals
-Battle Rage - wut

DS
-Igor - i should have known there was going to be a DS list
-Happy Cooking - PLEASE PITY ME!
-Imagine Fashion Designer - this will SO not get posted on Go Nintendo
-Digata Defenders - i have no idea
-Drop Cast - apparently, neither do the podcast team
-Nacy Drew: the Hidden Staircase - hey, there we go
-My Little Pony: Pinky Pie's Party - pfft, was better on PC
-Brain quest 3&4. 5&6 there too. apparently they don't like 1st - 2nd graders
-Sim City Creator
-Kirby - Pink balls that suck and blow - something awesome happening apparently in places on thursday
-SAT coach -more things for parents to spend money on to get their kid into Harvard
-Disgaea DS - Prinnies FTW. Review later in the week
-Rhapsody: a Music Adventure - funded by Real Networks and Verison
-Dinasaur King - Raptor Jesus?
-Barbie's Fashion Show: Eye For Style - Daemon's got an eye for style~
-Pipe Mania - like an old pipe dream... Thats what she said
-My Japanese Coach - hey, something i could actually use!
-Lego Batman - riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of a portable LEGO bat?
-Margo's Word Brain - i got noth'n
-Shaun the Sheep - still more lisences
-somethingsomething Hamtaro Chalenge - Hamsters. is someone pitying me yet?

INTERVIEWS?
-GHWT interview split in half
-Samba de Amigo interview
-Sonic Chronicles

Guitar Hero World Tour Interview (Vicarious Visions)
-Mii Freestyle
-Excluive mode developed in the last 12 months since shipment of GH3
-they felt like they should create a mode for providing a creative outlet
-step 1, chose Mii, step 2, rock out
-peripherals or air drums
-VV really excited to show it off
-Guitar - 3 levels of tilt for octaves and chords.
-top level of tilt special where by pressing a single button or multiple buttons make riffs etc.
-supposed to be a sort of toy mode where you sound great from the start
-you can go into the music studio and import your tracks from the Freestyle mode to make real songs
-saving is only in the music studio. Freestyle more of a jam mode
-air drums are simple. modifying sounds with buttons
-auto-loop function to make sure you can hit every sound.
-custom creation mode, drum kit, freestyle mode ala Wii Music, Peripherals - Jam packed (pun intended?)
-VV felt that GHWT was the game to get all the features in there. they really love developing for the platform
-DLC - works in game off the main menu
-preview clips, album art, stats, genre
-can be moved into the SD card and loaded off of it
-simple but seamless
-if copyrighted music is requested to be taken down off of the community sharing network, they have to do it.
-Nintendo songs may not be cool either.
 

Andrex

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Downloading now... "Matt has a lot of personal issues to work out..." Matt working its way back into Factor 5's pants?
 

Andrex

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Boz: "Guitar Hero World Tour is the best music game I've ever played."

Craig gonna get 360 for HD and Rockband interoperability, but Wii is completely fully featured. "Always on", see when your friends boot up the game, can download songs in-game and not through Wii Shop Channel; everyone very impressed.
 

hellclerk

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DevelopmentArrested said:
Won't listen. Need summary.
isn't that essentially the same thing as the bannable practice of postin "tl;dr" for news articles?

i'll be getting mine up after i listen. watch this space.

Main Podcast Summary

pre-podcast
-Matt still out

Force Unleashed (Wii)
-Wii did better
-gameplay and combat better on Wii, though more fun with physics in HD version
-DS review tomorrow
-Bozon once wanted to punch Lucas in the face

WiiWare games
-new Strongbad episode
--slightly better
--8.2
--not-Homestar fans will be lost
--would like Strongbad to be a regular character
-Popouri
--kind of like a super puzzle fighter
--more fogiving than SPF
--weird mechanics, never explained
--sluggish, pointer based, no combo system
--an idea that was never really fleshed out
--however, it looks and sounds good
--groov'n blocks was good though. no similar at all
--Helix also sucks

Samba de Amigo
-Good, all the same charge, great soundtrack, CONTROLS NOT ALL THE WAY THERE
-positions get confused with the positions
-easy is fine, but the Hard difficulty can't keep up
-non-gamer friends will LOVE it.
-Samba fans might be disappointed.

Armature Studios
-talk about EA deal
-talk about how Armature is excited about having no platform restrictions
-Atari 2600 games down the line? MAYBE!

Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii)
-freak'n sweet
-basically the same thing as the HD versions, short visuals
-doesn't really look that bad on it's own.
-Daemon looking to get the 360 version for RB cross compatibility, still pretty sweet.
-Always online. download songs strait to the game
-Vicarious Visions is getting more out of the tech - putting in the effort
-GH:WT one to get on the Wii. best music game Bozon has ever played
-sliding notes, bunch of other cool stuff
-Mii Freestyle - play whatever you want to a theme and play over it
-sort of like electroplankton + Wii Music. exlusive to Wii
-sound studio functions still there
-air-drum set
-Harder. alot harder.
-Bozon hadn't picked up RB2. feels more of the same.

Iga interview
-sorta cool watching him play on the giant capture unit (updated one incoming!)
-interview should still be up on the DS page

Suidoken Tierkreis (DS)
-Bozon blown away
-Soma Bringer level model detail
-really nice looking
-very polished
-Random Battles (cue groans)
-auto battle system

Metal Slug 7
-basically Metal Slug on the DS
-looks scaled down to the DS
-almost no polish in downscaling either
-touchpad basically worthless except for hostages

BlueDragon Plus
-either a big deal or marketed as a big deal
-March 09

Line Rider 2: Unbound (DS)
-had to put gameplay in order to make LineRider into a game
-sort of hurt the overall idea
-good community tools
-could have been tighter

Quest Trio
-great puzzle game pack
-worth the cash

C.O.R.E. DS
-tomorrow

Wii games this week and next
-Zoo Hospital - horray euthanasia
-Rebel Raiders - apparently it sucks. worse than Heatseaker
-Igor - licenses ahoy!
-Littlest Pet Shop - not to be confused with the Hasbro toy line, or is it?
-De Blob - Somethind decent! review thursday or friday
-Wario Land Shake It! - Aussies say awesomesauce
-Sim City Creator - terrorize your city because you can!
-Twin Strike: Operation Thunder - so that's where Thunder Girl went after Kablaam!
-Lego Batman - Why so destructable?
-Samba de Amigo - maracca shaking fun!
-Pitfall: The Great Adventure - GCN port of a crap game on Wii. something tells me this is going to be a pitfall of a title /rimshot
-Margo's Word Brain - you know, a brain, made of WORDS.
-Brother's in Arms: Double Time - apparently it IS real
-Lost in Blue: Shiprecked - look, ANOTHER easy to pun name
-Cabella's Dangerous Hunts - Guns and testosterone, this time directed agains animals
-Battle Rage - wut

DS
-Igor - i should have known there was going to be a DS list
-Happy Cooking - PLEASE PITY ME!
-Imagine Fashion Designer - this will SO not get posted on Go Nintendo
-Digata Defenders - i have no idea
-Drop Cast - apparently, neither do the podcast team
-Nacy Drew: the Hidden Staircase - hey, there we go
-My Little Pony: Pinky Pie's Party - pfft, was better on PC
-Brain quest 3&4. 5&6 there too. apparently they don't like 1st - 2nd graders
-Sim City Creator
-Kirby - Pink balls that suck and blow - something awesome happening apparently in places on thursday
-SAT coach -more things for parents to spend money on to get their kid into Harvard
-Disgaea DS - Prinnies FTW. Review later in the week
-Rhapsody: a Music Adventure - funded by Real Networks and Verison
-Dinasaur King - Raptor Jesus?
-Barbie's Fashion Show: Eye For Style - Daemon's got an eye for style~
-Pipe Mania - like an old pipe dream... Thats what she said
-My Japanese Coach - hey, something i could actually use!
-Lego Batman - riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of a portable LEGO bat?
-Margo's Word Brain - i got noth'n
-Shaun the Sheep - still more lisences
-somethingsomething Hamtaro Chalenge - Hamsters. is someone pitying me yet?

INTERVIEWS?
-GHWT interview split in half
-Samba de Amigo interview
-Sonic Chronicles

Guitar Hero World Tour Interview (Vicarious Visions)
-Mii Freestyle
-Excluive mode developed in the last 12 months since shipment of GH3
-they felt like they should create a mode for providing a creative outlet
-step 1, chose Mii, step 2, rock out
-peripherals or air drums
-VV really excited to show it off
-Guitar - 3 levels of tilt for octaves and chords.
-top level of tilt special where by pressing a single button or multiple buttons make riffs etc.
-supposed to be a sort of toy mode where you sound great from the start
-you can go into the music studio and import your tracks from the Freestyle mode to make real songs
-saving is only in the music studio. Freestyle more of a jam mode
-air drums are simple. modifying sounds with buttons
-auto-loop function to make sure you can hit every sound.
-custom creation mode, drum kit, freestyle mode ala Wii Music, Peripherals - Jam packed (pun intended?)
-VV felt that GHWT was the game to get all the features in there. they really love developing for the platform
-DLC - works in game off the main menu
-preview clips, album art, stats, genre
-can be moved into the SD card and loaded off of it
-simple but seamless
-if copyrighted music is requested to be taken down off of the community sharing network, they have to do it.
-Nintendo songs may not be cool either.

Damn, this is looking really sweet. can't wait for it to come out. :D

i'm not going to put up summaries of the other two interviews, they don't really interest me. if you want to hear them go ahead and download it yourself. the GHTW interview started at ~36 minutes and the other interviews started at ~45 minutes.
 

Milabrega

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doomed1 said:
isn't that essentially the same thing as the bannable practice of postin "tl;dr" for news articles?
Yay, bitching for a summary is essentially the same thing and should be bannable.
 

hellclerk

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sort of ironic i chided someone for demanding a summary and then posted my own.

then again, i expect that my summaries be treated as manna from God by those who do not tread the unsteady ground and listen to the podcast.

either way, main podcast summary is up.
 

hellclerk

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first interview summary up, and that's it for me. you want to know about them, listen yourself. they start ~36 minutes in.

AlternativeUlster said:
Sounds like Guitar Hero: World Tour is going to be my first Guitar Hero game because of make your own music mode. Fucking awesome.
it's even better than that. the Wii version is just kick ass. this is exactly why i found Wii Music intriguing, but now that a similar mode is in Guitar Hero and exclusive to Wii no less, i'm more hyped than ever to get this game. :D
 

hellclerk

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metsallica said:
Music creation mode is not exclusive to Wii. Flail like an idiot with your Mii mode is.
i never said it was. i said it was even better than that on the Wii version. i would much rather have the jam mode they have. that imo is 20x cooler than anything i know of. and since when was the "flail like an idiot" joke last pulled? what, February 07 or something? damn. get some new jokes.
 

jibblypop

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I'm so hyped for Guitar Hero on wii!
So they said you can download songs and play them straight from the SD card? Sounds like a good solution.
Jam mode seems like a nice addition even if it's just alright. I mean why not have it since all the other modes are still there alongside it?